"Yoga is the journey of self, through self, to the self." 

–Bhagavad Gita

One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. “If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place” -Eckhart Tolle

Yoga consists of much more than poses. Yoga is a mindset. This is what I teach clients because this is what I have learned for myself through the evolution of my own personal practice.

Just as the asanas are meant to fit your body, your practice is created to fits you. We create a practice that allows you to journey toward your individual goal, whether it be strength, resilience, emotional relief, or a total system of conscious and skillful living.

The Unalome symbol used in the Evolution Bodywork logo is representative of the path to enlightenment: The bottom spiral illustrates the struggles we are born into, then come the struggles and chaos we face over time that allow us to evolve and become who and what we want to be as we progress along our path/journey toward enlightenment.

Just as legend of the Phoenix represents cyclical regeneration or rebirth, rising from its own ashes, or the Lotus flower that grows and blossoms out of dark murky waters, we travel through life on our journey constantly learning and growing from our experiences.

Under the 8 Limbs of yoga there are moral codes and aims of life. Artha refers to the creation of a balanced life. Ahimsa refers to compassion and thoughtful consideration. Through practice and repetition of balance and compassion your body not only adapts to the fluidity of the asanas, but you may find your thought processes and perspectives begin to adapt as well. Becoming more flexible in your mind can be just as beneficial toward your over health and pain reduction as becoming more flexible in your body.

Yoga and Pilates overlap in many ways. Like Yoga, Pilates also consists of a series of precise and controlled movement and breathing patterns for stabilizing and strengthening. In both practices, the development of a strong core is just one of the many benefits of incorporating your practice into your regular routine.

Pilates programs are personally developed and are based in traditional Pilates fashion along with the incorporation of breathing and movement techniques I have acquired via continuing education through the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI).

These sequences can be performed as a program in themselves or incorporated into your strength and conditioning. The benefits of incorporating basic PRI techniques into regular routine is highly beneficial for correcting dysfunctional breathing patterns as well as overall injury and pain reduction and prevention via myokinetic improvement.

I found the incorporation of the pre and post-natal Yoga and Pilates training I received to be a critical component throughout my own pregnancy and recuperation process. The incorporation of the techniques and modifications has proven time and time again to be highly beneficial for clients throughout their entire experience as well.

Through my educational and practical journey in the field of health and fitness I have established a thorough understanding of the role and importance of form and alignment throughout the body with regards to injury prevention and recovery. I incorporate PRI principles and techniques to re-educate the client’s body on a neuromuscular level in order to establish new patterns of functional movement for injury recovery and prevention.

Body alignment is the cornerstone to all program design regardless of the client. I do not support cookie cutter program design. We all have our own unique movement patterns and needs, therefore modifications become the keys to safe and successful program design. I love to teach my clients how their body works so that they can develop a more well-rounded understanding of their unique movement patterns in order to recover from a previous injury or avoid future injury.

The trigger point work integrated in Thai Bodywork is one system of practice incorporated for pain reduction. Utilizing Thai Bodywork aids in myokinetic re-training of muscle function after trauma or injury, or just for general improvement in any joints with an inhibited range of motion that can be leading to distress locally or throughout the body.